Health inequities experienced by communities of color and those with a disproportionate burden of disease are often exacerbated by the lack of diversity among physicians.
Physicians from ethnic minority groups provide the majority of care to underserved and non-English speaking populations compared to their White counterparts.
Racial/ethnic diversity in medical education enhances the learning and cross-cultural competencies of all physicians and will help to eliminate health disparities.
MD Physicians by Race/Ethnicity
From numbers in 2015
White or Caucasian
Asian or Asian American
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino American
American Indian or Alaska Native
The mission of National Outreach for Diversity in Medicine is to inspire, recruit, and retain Underrepresented in Medicine (UIM) youth in medicine. Through pipeline programs, exposure to medicine, and mentorship, we advocate that ethnic minority youths have the capacity to become physicians. We instill the ambition and confidence in them to pursue a medical degree so that our future consists of more culturally-equipped physicians, serving medically underserved communities.
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Research and increase awareness of the challenges and barriers that K-12 and college students of color face to pursue higher education.
Collaborate with coalition organizations to propose solutions on recruitment and retainment of students.
Working towards diversity.
Collaborate with national medical school organizations and their local chapters such as, but not limited to, LMSA, APAMSA, AMSA, ANAMS, and SOMA to elicit medical student participation.
Encourage medical students across the country from the aforementioned organizations to reach out to elementary, middle, or high schools in medically underserved areas with the goal of encouraging the students to pursue a career in medicine.
Collect data of the youths’ perception of and barriers to the medical profession in addition to tangible solutions, using a pre- and post-assessment questionnaire, in order to implement these solutions for the coming year (2016-2017) and beyond.
Create a network and database of participating medical student organizational chapters to encourage and foster formal partnerships with K-12 schools participating in NOD in Medicine 2016.
Based on national and local organizations pursuing similar work of mentorship in medicine, our coalition expects to enlist at least 50 U.S. medical schools in 25 states to make a difference in the lives of 1,500 K-12 students minimum.
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